Project Update

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and State of Emergency announced by Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker, the City of Cambridge issued a directive on March 18, 2020 calling for the suspension of all construction activity in the city no later than close of business, Saturday, March 21. Contractors have until close of business on Thursday, March 26, to fully secure all job sites and ensure make-safe measures are in place.

To ensure compliance with this directive, the project team will be on site at 14 Story Street working diligently to finish any work that can be wrapped up before end of day Saturday while taking the necessary steps to secure all materials, equipment, and the job site in preparation for this temporary work stoppage. This includes:

  • Reinstalling interior finishes on the 2nd and 3rd floors and performing final cleaning on both floors.
  • Removing all materials from the back patio and storing them safely off site.
  • Sweeping the entryways and walkways.
  • Storing materials on the first floor and ensuring signage and scaffolding is secure.

After Thursday, March 26, the contractor will continue to visit the job site regularly for the duration of the work suspension as required to monitor the site and maintain its security. The limited staff remaining on site has been instructed to adhere to the CDC guidelines regarding hand washing, social distancing, monitoring their health, and staying home if they don’t feel well.

If you have any questions or concerns about this activity now or during the shutdown, please reach out to Harvard Construction Mitigation at or 617-496-0857.

We will be suspending our weekly project updates until construction at 14 Story Street resumes.

Thank you.